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I have shared following idioms from 101 American idioms. Make a sentences with each of them

Break the ice

Our Eskimo in the illustration doesn't seem to understand that to break the ice doesn't mean to knock someone's house down. It means to do something friendly in order to overcome shyness or to ease tension in a social situation. "To break the ice, let's invite our new neighbors to lunch."

Call it a day

"Let's call it a day and go home," Teddy said. Because the person he's addressing doesn't understand the expression, it's up to me to explain that when we call it a day, we stop whatever we are doing, regardless of the time. "After twenty years as a postman, Mr Burr called it a day and retired."

Do things by halves

I don't know what's wrong with Mr. Long. He's either lazy or disorganized for he always does things by halves. That is, he does things in a careless and incomplete way. "When I read a book, I do it by halves. I never finish it." Mr. Long said. " I guess I've decorated my house by halves too."

Put someone in their place

George made the mistake of criticizing his boss. His boss responded by putting him in his place. When we put someone in their place we punish them, often by telling them in an angry way that their thoughts or opinions are of little importance. "Having been put in his place, I doubt that George will ever criticize the boss again."

On the cheap

Things that are cheap are inexpensive. To do something on the cheap is to do it without spending much money. Last summer, for instance, Felix joined a tour to Europe and that it discovered was done on the cheap as the hotels were inexpensive and lunches were from hot dog stands.

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Comment by Mani on January 11, 2015 at 5:35

It was great Mohammad.

thank you .

Comment by ★ Muhammad A. on January 10, 2015 at 18:41

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Comment by Ehab Nassif on January 8, 2015 at 16:14

Hello Mani 

thank you for your useful blog 

It's very important to learn idioms

Comment by Amal on January 8, 2015 at 12:25
Very useful blog.
In fact ,I don't know how to differniate between. British idioms and American Idioms ?Are they the same ?

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